Course Menu: Appearance and Location
Course Menu Appearance and Location
NOTE: Depending on administrator settings, this feature may not be available.
The course menu is the primary navigation feature in an online course. The course menu is visible throughout the course and contains links to Course Tools and role-specific tools, such as Designer Tools, Instructor Tools, or My Tools for Students. Users can click the links to access tools and content. For example, if there are links to the Assessments and Assignments tools listed under Course Tools, users click the links for Assignments and Assessments. You can set the links on the course menu to appear in the following ways:
- icons and text
- text only
- icons only
You can change the orientation of the course menu in the Student interface so it is displayed either vertically on the left or horizontally at the top of the screen. However, the course menu in the designer and instructor interfaces is always displayed vertically on the left. You can also change the order of Course Tools and My Tools in the student interface. For example, if Course Tools is currently displayed at the top, you can move it to the bottom.
If new content becomes available in course tools, a New items available icon appears next to each link. If a course tool is hidden from Students, the link is marked with (H) and does not appear to Students.
IMPORTANT: If you are designing a template, this feature applies to all courses that are based on the template. The Section Designer or Section Instructor can edit this feature in a course without changing the template.
Step 1: From Manage Course, click Course Menu.
Step 2: Under General Settings, do the following:
Next to Course Menu, select one of the following options:
- Display as icons and text
- Display text only
Display icons only
Next to Course Menu Orientation for Students, select one of the following options:
- Vertical so the course menu appears vertically on the left of the screen.
- Horizontal so the course menu appears horizontally at the top of the screen
Step 3: Click Apply Settings. The course menu appears as specified.
TIP: If you want to change the order of Course Tools and My Tools, in the Move column, click the Move up or Move down icon next to Course Tools or My Tools. The order is changed.